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The Matrix Lobby Shootout Dio
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One of the greatest action scenes in movie history: The Matrix Lobby Shootout.
About this creation



Neo running through a hail of bullets and flying plaster to deliver the hurt to the back-up guards.










The guards laying down a heavy barrage of shotgun and automatic weapons fire.


These guards are trying to outflank Neo by shooting from the other side of the lobby. They had been engaging Trinity until they realized Neo posed the bigger threat.


The two metal detectors and the bag scanner.


The moniters display any metallic items in the bag scanner. Unfortunately for the building employees, they didn't show what sorts of things Neo was carrying under his cloak...


The security guards lay strewn about, after being gunned down by Neo and Trinity. The guard in the background managed to call for back-up before being shot by Trinity. The guard in the middle had his chest destroyed when Neo punched him, while the guard in the foreground was just checking up on the latest news when Neo's 9mm rounds blew him away.


The duffel bag, containing scaling wire for Neo and Trinity to use to ascend to the top of the building.


You didn't think I'd leave Trinity out of this scene, did you? As you can see, she's not doing much now, but that's only because she is waiting for Neo to move up and distract the guards. Once he does, she will jump out, kick a guard, grab his shotgun, and reinforce Neo. The poor guy at her feet attempted to bum-rush her with an empty assault rifle. Bad move on his part!


The elevators. I didn't have enough bricks to make a proper wall, so I used plates. While it's not as good as bricks, this design actually helped introduce me to some very interesting building concepts. And it does look rather cool, no?


The dio, minus figs and explosions.


Trinity, Neo, and the duffel bag. Neo is strapped with some serious heat, while Trinity's outfit is based more on physical combat. Neo bears a striking resemblance to Chris Phipson, which was not intentional...or was it? :P


The guns Neo and Trinity use: 2 MP5Ks, 2 M9s, 2 Skorpions, and 2 Uzis; Neo also uses a captured M-16. In the movie, Trinity only uses an Uzi and a captured shotgun to wreck havoc.


Those unprepared guards by the scanners. I like the little Tupperware container of the middle guard; I used a little window for the piece.


The SWAT-style guards lined up. They are armed with SPAS-12 shotguns and M-16s juiced to fully automatic.

Background info:
I got the idea for this dio after watching "The Matrix" a few months ago; the Lobby Shootout scene really struck me as a fantastic LEGO-possibility. I was also excited to make it because I could find no LEGO version of it, and I LOVE making stuff no one has made before! I spent hours re-watching the scene, getting the exact details of the lobby down; I even watched "The Making of" extras to get better insight into this incredible scene. However, three things happened that nearly destroyed my plans:
1. I realized I didn't have enough grey and bley bricks to make accurate walls.
2. The fabulous Paul Vermeesch made a fantastic little dio of the scene, which can be found here
3. I was unknowingly using many of Paul's exact techniques in my creation, bringing up my fear that I would be called out for stealing his work (the fact that I share a first name with him didn't help the matter )These three things nearly capsized my plans, but I pressed on and finally managed to create this dio. It's not as good as I would have hoped, but I gave it my best shot and learned a lot of new techniques in the process.

I want to state that I have not and will not ever take an idea from anyone without giving them credit. I honestly did not take ANY techniques from Mr. Vermeesch's creation; this is an all-original creation. While I'm sad that I couldn't get my creation in ahead of Mr. Vermeesche's, I can at least claim mine is the only LEGO-purist Matrix Lobby Shootout creation to date. Hey, you can't win 'em all, right? :)

Please feel free to rate and/or comment!




Comments

 I like it 
  May 22, 2012
WOW!!! This deserves WAAAAYYY more likes! This is an epic scene, and you built it just like the scene! Great build!
 I like it 
  February 18, 2012
This is one of the greatest scenes ever in the history of movies. I love your work in reproducing this scene minifig-style. I especially like the care you used in creating the illusion of pieces of the wall and floor in suspended animation. Although, by the article making front page news, I was expecting Spiderman to come crashing through the door at any moment to lend a hand;) Great work.
 I like it 
  January 27, 2012
Haha! The hail of bullets and exploding plaster pillars is wild. A fine recreation of a memorable scene.
 I like it 
  July 13, 2011
Awesome! I LOVE the Matrix, and I'm glad to finally see a nice Matrix MOC, and this is one of my favorite scenes! I REALLY like it. 5/5
 I like it 
  April 30, 2011
Besides the fact that this was one of the greatest scenes in cinematic history, this dio is as amazing as it is exciting. FANTASTIC!
 I made it 
  April 15, 2011
Quoting Paul Vermeesch I'm kind of bummed I took the wind out of your sails with my little vignette, because this dio is really amazing! It would have been great if you could have beat me to the punch! I love the way you have debris and plaster shards exploding from the pillars, and the sheer size of the diorama is stunning. Great work once again!
You shoudn't feel sad at all: your dio is amazing, and I can think of no one else who deserved to "beat me to the punch" than you! If anything, it's my fault for not getting mine uploaded fast enough. No hard feelings here! :)
 I like it 
  April 15, 2011
I'm kind of bummed I took the wind out of your sails with my little vignette, because this dio is really amazing! It would have been great if you could have beat me to the punch! I love the way you have debris and plaster shards exploding from the pillars, and the sheer size of the diorama is stunning. Great work once again!
 I made it 
  April 12, 2011
Quoting Ian Spacek Cool! I really want to see this movie! (By the way, did you like delete a ton of creations or am I thinking you are someone else?)
Thanks! I would highly recommend the first movie; it's pretty much a modern classic. As for the second part of your comment, I did have a Milliways series up, but I deleted it because I just didn't have the time to finish it. Maybe that's what you're talking about :)
 I like it 
  April 12, 2011
Cool! I really want to see this movie! (By the way, did you like delete a ton of creations or am I thinking you are someone else?)
 I like it 
  April 11, 2011
Killer! An classic scene!
 I like it 
  April 11, 2011
Very nice! The scene is instantly recognizable.
 I like it 
  April 11, 2011
awsome i love that move and the moc keep up the epic work ~Nick
 
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